Byrd Park Community Engagement

The Friends of William Byrd Park and Storefront for Community Design would like to use your feedback to help prioritize park improvements and to learn what park users enjoy. When referring to Byrd Park we mean the whole park including: Dogwood Dell, the Carillon, the trails behind the Carillon down to Pump House Drive, the three lakes (Fountain/Boat, Swan, and Shields), the VITA course, the tennis courts, the baseball and softball fields, Barker Field, the Roundhouse, the Landing, the Shields Lake shelter and picnic area, and all of the open green space in between.

Three public meetings are scheduled:
9/3/15 from 7pm-9pm at the Roundhouse in Byrd Park: Following the regular meeting of the Friends of William Byrd Park, survey results will be shared and prioritization will begin.

9/10/15 & 9/16/15 from 4pm-9pm at the Virginia Home, 1101 Hampton Street: Open prioritization voting will take place.  Stop by for 20 minutes anytime during the open hours to vote on your top priorities for the park.

The following 30 questions should take you about 10 minutes to complete.  This survey will be open from June 22, 2015 - September 1, 2015 at 5pm EST.  All users of the park, regardless of geographic location, are invited and encouraged to fill out this survey and share it with their friends. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Ryan Rinn (


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